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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 24, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6047

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This is a smaller ship, but was of excellent quality. Overall great cruise. If there was a weakness, it was the entertainment and the shore excursions, most of which seemed to be riding in bus. Not much choice for excursions, but we were able to walk right off the ship and explore each port. We had a good time doing that and there was plenty of time in each port. I would definitely recommend this cruise and Holland America line.


5 out of 5
Very easy to get on ship, no long lines.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All the food was excellent, especially the dining room. Lots of choices.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Pools were very nice, great fitness center. Spa was the best I have been in on any cruise line. The spa had a thermal suite with Roman type bath that was fabulous.


4 out of 5
Entertainment was good. Had a comedian and a magician that both put on great shows, but no Broadway type show.

Children's Programs

We did not have kids with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the service was excellent, particularly our dining staff and room steward.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very nice ship. Was not gaudy, but rather was elegant throughout.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Big cabin, biggest bathroom we have ever had on a ship. It had a bathtub.

Ports of call

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
We were able to walk to shops and a great beach right off the ship.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
We were able to walk right into old San Juan and shop and explore. Great historic port.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
We to a cab to Coki beach. Wonderful beach and snorkeling.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Absolutely beautiful beach.


5 out of 5
Got off easy and early.
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